a. A Call to Adventure
- We are introduced to Perseus “Percy” Jackson, a seemingly boring kid, with dyslexia and troubles making friends. An argument could be made that the first call was in the museum when he was attacked by the Fury, telling him to confess. Not a literal call, but rather a sign by fate that something is happening, the first touch of Percy with the world of the gods. The literal call to adventure of the story is at a rather late part, Percy was already part of Camp Half-blood, and his father, Poseidon, had already claimed him. I mean, the title of the chapter is literally “I Am Offered a Quest”. Not really much to explain there.
b. Refusal of the Call/Acceptance
- I would argue that Percy didn’t necessarily “refuse” but rather his disbelief in everything that was happening around him could count as him not accepting the call right away. And who would blame him? One moment you’re a kid with dyslexia failing almost out of every school, suddenly you’re …show more content…
In this story, that person, or god, is Hades, who is being accused of having stolen the Lightning of Zeus, trying to start a war in the Olympus. Hades of course is mad that he is the one automatically to be assumed the thief, just because he is the lord of the dead and because Zeus wasn’t the only one with a powerful item missing. Someone had stolen Hades’ helm that grants him invisibility. Hades thinks that Percy had stolen both the helm and the lightning, wanting to use them as leverage to get his mother out of the underworld. Percy realized that it wasn’t Hades who started all this when he found the Master Bold in his bag, the bag which he got from his other uncle, Ares. That leads us to the next